Quotes / Unexplained Recovery

Woman: Father McGrath... I thought you were dead.
Father McGrath: I was!
Show With In A Show in The Simpsons, "Bart's Dog Gets An F"

"He was dead... Then he got better."
Tag Line for the movie Crank: High Voltage

Zachariah: How are you—
Castiel: ...alive? That's a good question. How did these two [indicating Sam and Dean] end up on that airplane? Another good question, because the angels didn't do it. I think we both know the answer, don't we?

Nasanna: Shepard? But...you're dead!
Commander Shepard: I got better.

Mikaal: Thought you were injured.
Congorilla: I got better.

Cinema Snob: ... Weren't you Doctor Insano?
Spoony: Eh. I got better.

K: But how?! You were supposed to be deeeeeeead!
Nabeshin: I was, but Kumi-Kumi fixed me up with her needles!
Kumi-Kumi: I'm an acupuncturist!
Nabeshin: That's beside the point.

Sir Bevedere: What makes you think she is a witch?
Peasant: Well she turned me into a newt!
Sir Bevedere: ...A newt?
Peasant: I got better.

[The Karate Duo Number One have been curb stomped by Geno]
Zeus Guy #1: I have been defeated.
Zeus Guy #2: I am dying.
Zeus Guy #1: Seriously?
Zeus Guy #2: Yes.
Zeus Guy #1: But you can't die. We're a karate duo. You can't have a duo with just one!
Zeus Guy #2: Then you shall be Karate Solo Number One.
Zeus Guy #1: But that does not have the same ring to it.
Zeus Guy #2: Ugh....
(Zeus Guy #2 dies.)
Zeus Guy #1: Nooooooooo....
[Cut to the Karate Duo recalling the story to Hal and Jeff]
Jeff: Woah! Woah! Woah! If he died in the story, how's he sitting next to you?
Karate Duo Number One: Lucky Candy!
Bowser's Kingdom Episode 9

Frieza: Vegeta! This can't be, I killed you myself!
Vegeta: Sorry, it didn't TAKE!

"If we wish to bring someone back to life, it's because we wanted to."
David Gaider of Bioware

Shinra: You had two bullets in your body, and considerable muscle damage in your legs and abdomen... so why are you walking around like nothing's happened?
Shizuo: Why? 'Cause I can.

Candide: Dearest, how can this be so?
You were dead, you know.
You were shot and bayoneted, too.
Cunegonde: That is very true.
Ah, but love will find a way.
Candide: Then what did you do?
Cunegonde: We'll go into that another day.
Now let's talk of you.
You are looking very well.
Weren't you clever, dear, to survive?

James: Makes-Things came back.
Fritz: What?
James: He came back.
Fritz What, like, brought back? Cloning? Was that crazy vacation theory someone espoused true?
James: No, he just... came back. One day he wasn’t there, the next day he was.

Zim: Skoodge? I thought the Almighty Tallest killed you.
Skoodge: Yeeaaah, but I'm okay now.

Mad Jack: Didn't you die a while back?
Angus Dagnabbit: Aye. I got better.
Mad Jack: You were DEAD! How do you get better from being DEAD, you Scottish twit?!?!

Tarvek: How did you—
Othar: HA! A mere chain is nothing for an adventurer such as myself!
Tarvek: What? No! I thought he'd broken your back!
Othar: Oh, that. Special trousers.
Tarvek: What!?
Othar: Very heroic.

Mu: Shaka?! Didn't you get atomized?
Shaka: Yeah, but I got better.

"Okay, cutting to the chase. Back, not dead. Surprise! Never mind."
Missy, Doctor Who

Rarity: Parents? How are you alive? You both died in that chariot crash while on vacation six years ago.
Rarity's Father: Well, if there's anything Sweetie Bell here has taught us, it's not to question things.

"Yeah, I don't get this either. Pretty sure I died."
Kyoko Kirigiri, Dangan Ronpa 3

"Obviously, the Master always gets 'killed' at the end of the adventure. And then, with minimal explanation, just shows up again!"